Category Archives: Professional Licensing Cases

What To Do If You Get A Call or Letter From The Government?

If you receive a telephone call or a letter from the Government, it is extremely important that you obtain experienced legal counsel at once. It may be possible to “nip it in the bud” during the pre-file and/or investigative stage. This is why it’s so important to seek legal advice in the early stages of … Read More

State Board License Diversion Program

A Diversion Program is intended to provide an alternative for a professional who is licensed in the State of California when there is evidence of a substance abuse and/or impairment due to a mental illness who would otherwise be charged with wrongdoing . One should not be embarrassed by what may appear to be a … Read More

If You Have a Professional License, When Should You Obtain Legal Advice?

If you  receive a Citation or Notice of Violation for a crime and/or are arrested, you need to obtain legal advice immediately. Moreover, your concerns are far greater than your driver’s license. When you have a professional or occupational license, your career is at stake. Not only would it be reasonable to worry about losing … Read More

How to Handle Contacts and Interviews From Government and Others?

As a mater of great concern is what to do when confronted with a telephone call from law enforcement,  a licensing Board, Bureau or Agency,  and/or an  investigator who is seeking to obtain the underlying facts,  information, details &/or answers to questions. Even more challenging is when such an individual makes an in-person contact with … Read More

Pharmacist Consultations Are Very Important

The California Board of Pharmacy mandates that Pharmacists provide personal consultations to individuals who are dispensed medications via a prescription when requested by the patient and in all cases if they did not previously receive the prescription and/or it was in a different dosage, form or strength.   In December, 2013, CVS Pharmacies entered into … Read More

Health Care – Should Your Doctor Decide?

In years past, a doctor had the authority and power to decide what treatment and/or modality was appropriate. Each health care provider chose the remedy, relief &/or intervention based upon the following: (1) a specific diagnosis; (2) a tentative diagnosis [provisional]; &/or (3) a differential diagnosis [generally, that which relates to multiple conditions or causes … Read More

New Legislation Would Expand Practice Powers for Pharmacists

  The proposed legislation is intended to fill the gap in the number of physicians who are available to care for and treat the burgeoning amount patients in California. Whether as a result of Obama care &/or the growing population of older citizens, there is pressure on the government to broaden the scope of practice … Read More

New legislation would help fight prescription drug abuse

The abuse of prescription drugs is a growing problem. Three bills, which still need to be signed by Governor Jerry Brown, will help to prosecute doctors who prescribe pills recklessly. One bill, for example, will require coroners to report death by overdoses on prescription drugs to the medical board, who then can connect those to … Read More

Elder abuse is rarely investigated

Elder abuse and sexual assault are rarely investigated at assisted living homes in California. There are about 12,000 complaints each year, but members of law enforcement have referred only 82 to state prosecutors as cases since 2002. This raises serious issues concerning the integrity of the Department of Social Services and their regulatory system. At the … Read More

Day care closed after 2-year-old sickened by marijuana

Roubena Hartounian was arrested on suspicion of child endangerment and neglect at her day-care center, Bina’s Family Child Care, after a 2-year-old under her care was hospitalized for being under the influence of marijuana. City officials discovered that the residential day-care had no power, and there were rat droppings scattered inside. The police turned away … Read More